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by chrisjohnson
10 Jun 2013, 08:43
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: First summer migrant butterflies
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

First summer migrant butterflies

A Red Admiral was seen in the garden yesterday afternoon and a Painted Lady on the house in the evening.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
09 Jun 2013, 07:42
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Dolphins and a Moth
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Dolphins and a Moth

I think the Beautiful Yellow Underwing is having a particularly good year. This number of sightings is exceptional.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
24 May 2013, 20:37
Forum: Insects
Topic: Large Red Damsel
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Re: Large Red Damsel

Hi Bill

We looked for damselflies today at North Loch Eynort but failed to find any.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
21 May 2013, 07:45
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: The Magpie?
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: The Magpie?

Hi Matt

Magpie larvae eat a wide range of tree and shrub species, especially in an areas where trees are limited, they also eat heather. In some years populations can approach plague proportions.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
17 May 2013, 08:56
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Brown thing - id please
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

Re: Brown thing - id please

Hi Tristan

Thanks for the larger images which I have shown to some colleagues.

It's Nostoc, a blue-green bacterium (cyanobacterium), but comes in other colours. There are apparently several species within the genus but would require microscopy and some literature.

Regards, Chris
by chrisjohnson
15 May 2013, 16:45
Forum: Plants and Flowers
Topic: Sphagnum fuscum
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Re: Sphagnum fuscum

Hi Tristan

A nice find. There are 5 records for VC110, all recorded by the British Bryological Society's meeting to Lewis and Harris in July 2007.

The field guide suggests finding it at over 500 metres, is this the sort of altitude where you found yours?

Regards,

Chris
by chrisjohnson
15 May 2013, 09:15
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Brown thing - id please
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

Re: Brown thing - id please

Hi Tristan

Doesn't look like any fungus that I know. Maybe one of the 'Jelly Lichens' in decay. A slime mould is another thought but, again, I don't know any that colour and that extensive.

If you could e-mail me a larger image, say 250k, I'll show it to some colleagues.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
10 May 2013, 09:14
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Hoopoe
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Hoopoe

A nice sighting.

Welcome to the forum.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
08 May 2013, 09:38
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Snowy Inkcap??
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Re: Snowy Inkcap??

Yes, Snowy Inkcap Coprinopsis nivea - spring records are uncommon.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
29 Apr 2013, 12:35
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Bracket type fungus?
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Bracket type fungus?

Hi Andrew

I spent some time on this but can't do it from the photos. There are many look-alikes. Quite likely in the Postia genus.

Cheers,

Chris